Category Archives: P2

P2 Microbiologists

This week Primary 2 have been finding out about germs and bacteria. We had some help from the University of Edinburgh to conduct some experiments about how many germs we have on our skin.

We were sent some plates covered in special jelly that helps the bacteria grow, and then we touched them with both dirty and clean hands. We also left one out in our class all day while we were busy learning.

On Thursday Dr Tsang brought our plates back. they had been growing in a special bug oven in his lab. He showed us just how many bugs we had grown. We were shocked to see how many there were just from breathing. We found out dirty hands had more bacteria than clean hands. He explained all the ways we can stop germs spreading. We also had a visit from Diane the nurse who showed us how to wash our hands properly.

We loved being proper scientists and doing a really interesting experiment.  

Christmas Story Books

From 1st December, as part of our Christmas festivities, each class will be given a box of Christmas story books to enjoy in the lead up to the Christmas break and the children will take a story book home every day.

Reading to your child is one of the most valuable things you can do as a parent.

Please take the time to view the video clip below from Ruth Miskin to find out about the benefits of reading to your child.

Ruth Miskin video clip – why reading to your child is important